Seriously Simple Beef Stew from Kraft #WhatsCooking

It's no secret...our family likes comfort foods.  Well, my family puts up with comfort food, usually because I'm the one doing all the shopping and cooking.  In the dead of winter I want hearty foods that will warm me from the inside out, and keep me full for a long time.  Long cold nights can lead to snacking and I don't want to do too much of that. So on a night like tonight, when there is a blizzard outside and being warm in the house is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chili #WhatsCooking

If there is anything I am really not good at, it is planning my meals.  More often than not I find myself standing in front of the freezer at 4:30 pm...wondering just what I am going to feed my kids.  If you've been a long time reader, you'll know that more than once I have tried to change this habbitual act, I even created a meal plan printable to put on the fridge, but even that didn't work (for me anyway - I'm sure many of you are putting it … [Read more...]

Delicious Mexican Rice #YouMexiCAN

By Diane Edwards As the third installment of the Old El Paso Challenge, we were asked if we ever mix up cuisines in one meal.  Though I cannot say I do this all the time...on occasion it does happen. For the first time in my adult life I am not working outside of the home.  This has allowed me much more time to spend in the kitchen.  It's a real luxury for me to have the time to experiment with different products and recipies.  So for this … [Read more...]

Getting Creative With Butterball – Recipe Included!

“This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.” Working with Butterball this summer has been fun.  I have always been a lover of all things Turkey, but this has gotten our families creative juices flowing!  Mmmmm nothing makes better gravy than Turkey juices.... My hubby loves to get creative in the … [Read more...]

My Grandmother’s Meatloaf

When the weather turns frosty, and the days are shorter, there are two things that I crave. Sweaters, and heavy home-cooked meals. I have a long list of recipes that I pull out in the fall. Many are the vary same meals that I grew up eating. Beef stew or Boiled Dinner, Hamburg and gravy with lots of root veggies. But my very favourite meal is My Grandmothers Meatloaf. She's been gone now for 8 years, but she lives on through her recipes that she … [Read more...]

Fall Foods – Chicken Pot Pie

I'm a sucker for a great meal. And in the fall, great meals seem to happen often. One of my new favorites is home made Chicken (or Turkey) pot pie. I made my first the day after Thanksgiving, I used the carcass to make a turkey stock, picked the meat off and already had the veggies left over from dinner. That pie was To - Die - For. I decided to try it again for dinner tonight, and once again I cannot get enough of it.  Though the recipe says … [Read more...]

Chinese Moon Festival Sept 12th

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate the full moon this month, why not look into the Chinese Moon Festival,  Happening tonight!  I grew up in Chinese restaurants and I remember all the food that we prepared for this Mid-Autumn festival.  It was fun to recreate a great recipe with my young family.  Though do to family/work conflicts, my kids and I ate our rice and stir fry on Saturday.  It was still just as  yummy! My oldest even asked for … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner?

It's not quite summer yet, but it sure does feel like it!  My house is already feeling like an oven!  So when I do my grocery shopping, I plan meals that do not require me to use my oven - at all! Since today is one of those sweltering days, I thought I'd share what I'm feeding my troop tonight.  It's Taco Night!  One of my kids favorite meals of all time, and really, it's mine too!  So many bright colored veggies that you can add to your … [Read more...]

May Long Weekend Part 2

So the shopping is done for dinner tonight and I'm excited.  It's the long weekend, family is home and our food theme for the weekend is eating a rainbow.  Fresh, bright and colorful foods are sure to be good for you!  And just because something is good for you, doesn't mean it doesn't taste good.  I've found some easy recipes to help get me through the weekend, and I wanted to share my dinner plans with you!  Just in case you're stumped. For … [Read more...]

New Years Recipes from Kraft Canada ~ Entrés

So, you're mid party planning and you've got the drinks figured out, appetizers are all taken care of...now it's time to figure out the entré.  As I'm sure you know, Kraft Canada has a huge library of recipes, and they've asked me to share some of my favorite ones with all of you.  If you missed it, you can check out the appetizers.  And here are a few of my favorite Kraft Entré recipes. One of my favorite winter foods is Scalloped potatoes.  … [Read more...]

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